Liz Copan, Summit Daily News

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Past articles by Liz:

Photos: A farewell from the Summit County Rescue Group

Anticipating a quiet neighborhood walk on a Saturday morning with his wife, Niki, and dog Sapper, Andy Harris was instead stunned by a Summit County Rescue Group motorcade of vehicles that passed by with horns... → Read More

Photos: Weekend on the water

If you build it, they will come. The Frisco Bay Marina officially opened its docks for the season, much to the delight of locals and visitors alike. Not surprisingly, the crowds paled in comparison to... → Read More

Photos: Class of 2020 Main Street parade

The Summit High School class of 2020 has faced a year of new challenges, including not experiencing traditional rites of passage like prom and commencement ceremonies because of COVID-19. Local law enforcement decided to send... → Read More

Photos: Honoring an educator’s 32 years

When the sirens wailed and Sheriff’s lights started flashing on the afternoon of May 13, in Dillon, many were wondering what the was the emergency. A riot was not ensuing in the usually peaceful Summit... → Read More

Photos: Springtime on Lake Dillon

You know it’s springtime in Summit County when the Dillon Reservoir loses its frosty veneer. We compiled some recent Summit Daily and reader-submitted photos of our dynamically changing Lake Dillon. → Read More

Download a Summit County background to mix things up on your daily Zoom calls

We know you’d rather be tearing up the slopes on a beautiful bluebird day, but you’re stuck in a Zoom meeting with your equally enthusiastic co-workers or classmates, staring at each other’s living rooms. The... → Read More

Photos: Finding cuteness among chaos

FRISCO — When life gets stressful, I turn to my dog. With the overwhelming news of the COVID-19 pandemic, stock market roller-coasters and grim economic forecasts, I wanted to bring you a welcomed distraction: cute... → Read More

Photos: Jam Time

What to do with the twenty-foot mounds of snow piling up around our local parking lots and neighborhoods? Any self-respecting snow junkie would say “build a ramp, ” and that’s exactly what Kevin Sayler and... → Read More

Photos: Sound and Vision

BRECKENRIDGE SKI RESORT — How does a person even fathom launching oneself down the side of a snowy mountain on one or two waxed planks? To non-skiers, it might seem like adrenaline-fueled insanity, perhaps one... → Read More

Photos: Love at 12,050 feet

Whether you are lovesick, or sick of love, Friday’s Valentine’s Day wedding ceremony at Loveland ski area was arguably heartwarming. Couples in wedding attire rode the Ptarmigan lift to publicly declare their love for each... → Read More

Photos: January in Photos

If you’re like me, I’m incredulous that January has already passed us by, and I’m nervous that it’s a sign the rest of the months will elapse rapidly. I wanted to go back through the... → Read More

Photos: Slopeside safety

January is the National Ski Area Association’s Safety Awareness Month, and with reportedly over 17,000 people enjoying the slopes of Copper Mountain on Saturday, Jan. 18, for the holiday weekend, safety is supreme. Joined by... → Read More

Photos: Dawg Nation Pond Hockey Tournament

When you think about hockey, one doesn’t normally associate acts of human kindness, but Dawg Nation is different: their purpose is to help hockey players and their families in times of crisis, illness and debilitating... → Read More

Photos: Step by step with snowshoe artist Simon Beck

You can hear the crunching of the snow beneath the deliberate footsteps of snowshoe artist Simon Beck as he purposefully places one foot in front of the other to create visually stunning works of art... → Read More

Photos: Empires of ice

From their groundbreaking first icicles in November until their opening day on Saturday, Dec. 28, crews battled with mother nature and labored tirelessly around the clock to create the artistic arctic marvel, the Dillon Ice... → Read More

Photos: Spreading Light—Summit community gathers for fifth night of Hanukkah

People gathered in Breckenridge's Blue River Plaza to observe the fifth night of Hanukkah by lighting the menorah, singing, dancing, and eating. Breckenridge Mayor Eric Mamula symbolically lit candles and conversed with three Rabbis: Mendel Mintz and Shmuly Butler of Brooklyn, New York, and Mintz's cousin of the same name, Mendel Mintz. → Read More

Photos: Vigilantes overwhelm Vipers 6-4 in Friday hockey

A generous crowd came out to support the battle between the Breckenridge Vipers and Denver’s Pikes Peak Vigilantes on Dec. 20, at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena. In spite of the local support, the... → Read More

Photos: A dazzle of lights

As the days grow darker and the nights longer, the presence of light is cause for celebration. Scenes of light from around the area bring holiday joy to visitors and locals alike. → Read More

Photos: Frisco tree lighting

The weather is frigid but spirits are high on this snowy Saturday evening Nov. 30, 2019, on Main Street in Frisco, Colo. as carolers sing songs and await the arrival of Santa and the official... → Read More

Photos: Turkey Day 5k

Participants in this year’s Turkey Day 5k were thankful for beautiful weather; sunny skies, mild temperatures, and not a flake of snow falling from the sky. According to race emcee Phil Lindeman, around 1,000 runners,... → Read More